Terms of Use and Disclaimer

1.         General

Your access to and continued use of the website of Petromin PNG Holdings Limited (Petromin) at (Website) constitutes your acceptance of and compliance with the following provisions. If you have not already done so, please take some time to familiarize yourself with these provisions. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, you should immediately discontinue any use of the Website. Also note that these terms and conditions may change from time to time and it is your responsibility to check for such updates. The last revision date for these terms and conditions is set forth below.

Last revised:    October 6, 2008

2.       Reserved Rights and Grant of a Limited Licence

2.1              Copyright © 2008 Petromin PNG Holdings Limited. All rights reserved. Petromin either owns the intellectual property rights, including copyright, or has acquired the necessary licences, in the information, including, but not limited to, all text, HTML code, multimedia clips, images, graphics, icons, Java code, and the selection and arrangement of the contents of the Website (collectively the Information). Portions of the Information may have been licensed to Petromin by third parties.

2.2              As a user of the Website, you are granted a limited licence to use (display or print) short extracts of the Information for your own personal non-commercial use only (provided that the Information is not modified) and you shall be fully responsible for any consequences resulting from such use. Any other use of the Information is prohibited. None of the Information may be otherwise reproduced, republished or re-disseminated in any manner or form without prior written consent of Petromin.

2.3              Petromin reserves the right to take appropriate action (legal or otherwise) to enforce its rights.

3.       No Solicitation

3.1              No part of the Website should be taken to constitute an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or services.

4.       No Endorsement

4.1              The Website may contain links to other websites. These links are provided as references to help you identify and locate other Internet resources that may be of interest. These other websites were independently developed by parties other than Petromin, and Petromin does not assume responsibility for the accuracy or appropriateness of the information contained at such websites. In providing links to other website, Petromin is in no way acting as a publisher or disseminator of the material contained on those other websites and does not seek to control the content of, or maintain any type of editorial control over, such sites.

4.2              A link to another website should not be construed to mean that Petromin is affiliated or associated with, or is legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyrighted symbol that may be reflected in the link or the description of the link to such other websites.

4.3              The mention of another party or its product or service on the Website should not be construed as an endorsement by Petromin of that party or its product or service.

5.       No Advice or Warranties

5.1              The Information on the Website including, but not limited to, newsletters, articles, opinions and views, is provided for educational or information purposes only. It is not intended to provide legal, accounting or tax advice and should not be relied upon in that respect. You should not act or rely on any information on the Website without seeking the advice of a professional.

5.2              Information provided on the Website is believed to be reliable when posted. However, Petromin does not guarantee the quality, accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information provided. Petromin assumes no obligation to update the Information or advise on further developments concerning topics mentioned. Information contained on the Website may contain typographical errors. Information provided may be changed without notice.

5.3              Access to this Website is provided on an “as is” basis. You should not assume that the Website will be error-free or that the Website will operate without interruption.

5.4              Petromin disclaims all warranties, representations and conditions regarding use of the Website or the Information provided, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, whether express or implied, or arising from a course of dealing, usage or trade practice.

5.5              Petromin is not responsible for any content or Information that you may find undesirable or objectionable.

6.       No Liability

6.1              Petromin is not responsible for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damage or any other damages whatsoever and howsoever caused, arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website or in reliance on the Information available on the Website, including any loss of use, lost data, lost business profits, business interruption, personal injury, or any other pecuniary loss, whether the action is in contract, tort (including negligence) or other tortious action.

6.2              Petromin disclaims any liability for unauthorized use or reproduction of any portion of the Website.

7.       Trademarks

Certain words, phrases, names, designs or logos used on the Website may constitute trademarks, service marks or trade names of Petromin PNG Holdings Limited, related entities or third parties. The display of any such marks or names on the Website does not imply that a licence has been granted by Petromin PNG Holdings Limited, related entities or third parties.

8.       Confidentiality Warning

Apart from, and in the absence of, the use of encryption, the Internet is not a secure medium and privacy cannot be ensured. Internet e-mail is vulnerable to interception and forging. Petromin will not be responsible for any damages you or any third party may suffer as a result of the transmission of confidential information that you make to Petromin through the Internet, or that you expressly or implicitly authorize Petromin to make, or for any errors or any changes made to any transmitted information.

9.       Computer Viruses

9.1              While every effort is made to ensure that all Information provided at the Website does not contain computer viruses, you should take reasonable and appropriate precautions to scan for computer viruses and should ensure that you have a complete and current backup of the applicable items of information contained on your computer system. You should pay specific attention to some of the newer viruses that have been written to automatically execute when an infected word processing document is loaded into certain word processing programs.

9.2              Petromin does not warrant that this Website is compatible with your computer equipment or that this Website or its server is free of errors or viruses, worms or Trojan horses and Petromin is not liable for any damage in any form that you may suffer as a result of such destructive features.

10.     Conformance with Law

10.1          You agree that your use of the Website shall not violate any applicable local, national or international law, including but not limited to any regulations having the force of law. Some jurisdictions may have restrictions on the use of the Internet by their residents.

10.2          You agree not to impersonate another person in your use of the Website or the sending of any e-mail to an address listed on the Website.

11.     Choice of Law

The laws of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea shall govern as to the interpretation, validity and effect of this agreement notwithstanding any conflict of laws provision or your domicile, residence or physical location. You hereby consent and submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Papua New Guinea in any action or proceeding instituted under or related to these Terms of Use.

12.     Submissions

12.1          All information submitted to Petromin via the Website shall be deemed and remain the property of Petromin.  Petromin and related entities within the Petromin Group shall be free to use, for any purpose, any ideas, concepts, know-how or other techniques contained in information provided to Petromin through the Website or sent through e-mail. Petromin shall not be subject to any obligations of confidentiality regarding any such information submitted to it unless specifically agreed by Petromin or required by law.

12.2          You agree that any information submitted for inclusion at the Website does not infringe on the intellectual property or other rights of any third parties and you grant Petromin a right to provide access to the information from the Website. You warrant that any software submitted to Petromin shall be free of computer viruses. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from Petromin any unlawful, threatening, libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or other materials that violate any law.

12.3          If you have any queries regarding personal information you transmit through this Website, please contact our Privacy Officer: